Two Innovative Speed Merchants Come Together to Improve English Cricket

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Aug. 2, 2019 - PRLog -- US company Pocket Radar Inc. and The National Fast Bowling Academy (NFBA), are launching a partnership to help identify future fast bowlers in England. The company's revolutionary speed tracking technology will be used this August for fast bowling trials being held across 7 UK venues. The joint partnership is set to standardize an important aspect of how talented future prospects will be identified.

"The National Fast Bowling Academy is at the forefront of cricket player development," said Steve Goody, CEO and co-founder of Pocket Radar Inc.  "They are a great fit with our brand and the Smart Coach Radar plus Smart Display offers cricket a perfect solution for measuring ball speed with accurate data."

Unlike TV radar speed measurements, the Smart Coach Radar is hand-held in close proximity to the action and uses an app to embed the recorded speed on videos. It has a measurement range of 40 to 210 KPH. Pocket Radar weighs in at just 130g and is a palm‐sized radar gun engineered with new Doppler radar signal sensing and processing technology.  It also connects via USB to their Smart Display to provide a highly visible LED speed read out.

"By using a large digital display, students and parents can quickly see the recorded velocities of the bowlers", said Ian Pont Head Coach of NFBA. "It gives them a very accurate guide to their speed as well as resolve the argument about how fast a bowler bowls."

Apart from the trial dates, the equipment will feature exclusively during the next 12 months as the chosen measurement system for fast bowling.

Pont added, "I love this product not least as it's highly portable with an accuracy of within 1mph. I have used their products for a few years so to have them work alongside us is great for the students and trialists attending our Academy. We are thrilled with this partnership."

NFBA started last year with an intake of 68 fast bowling male and female prospects across 2 academies. It featured on the ICC 360 show aired on Sky Sports and had a supporting visit from the English Cricket Board's new MD, Ashley Giles.

Goody commented, "We feel our products are a great solution for cricket players and coaches worldwide. So this is a perfect pairing. Ian is a world-renowned speed coach and we look forward to discovering the speed increases of students that he and his coaching staff can continue to make at NFBA."

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